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Seeing Through Children's Eyes

15th October 2020 | Head's Blog

Seeing Through Children's Eyes

One of the joys of being a Headteacher is seeing the world through children’s

eyes. As part of our commitment to supporting Black History Month, we

discussed the history of racism towards the Windrush generation in our

assemblies. The children were saddened and confused …through their eyes,

they didn’t notice any differences. Children give us hope for future

generations – that there will be a change towards equality – but this can only

happen if we, as educators, make it our priority.

Celebrating the diversity in our community at Wandsworth Prep and in our

borough of Wandsworth in which we live is something we feel passionate

about. As part of the ‘Community’ strand of our School Development Plan, we

will be delving into the richness of cultures in multi-cultural London throughout

the year (not just October) and inspiring children through books, films and the

experts that visit us.

Karl Nova, the Hip Hop artist, author and poet, visits Wandsworth Prep next week to inspire

KS2 children with the wonder of words!

Karl is the winner of CLiPPA 2018 for Rhythm and Poetry, his first published

collection. Click on the clip below to see Karl perform his poetry and talk about

CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) that inspires primary

teachers and pupils by championing reading and writing.

We have a close connection with CLPE; after revamping their library, the best

children’s library in the country, our Year 6 Reading Leaders were the first

pupils in the country to visit and interview their Head Librarian, resulting in

lists of recommended reads for our pupils and new books for our book corners.

These real experiences with experts in their field is how we ignite learning!

Enjoy watching Karl…